Thomas Engelmann has won the 2016-2017 Ste. Genevieve High School trig-star competition. He is the son of Al and Dana Engelmann. Thomas will receive a $200 scholarship from Gerald “DUCK” Bader at Bader Land Surveying. Pictured in the photo is (from left to right) Cody Schwent, trigonometry teacher, Thomas and Mr. Bader. I would like to thank, Principal Mr. Hoehne, Mr. Schwent and the students who participated.
A TRIG-STAR is a mathematics student who has demonstrated in a competition that they are the most skilled among classmates in the practical application of trigonometry. The competition is a timed exercise which is the solving of a trigonometry problem that incorporates the use of right triangle formulas, circle formulas, the law of sines, and the law of cosines. The contest helps to promote careers in surveying and mapping to students at the high schools across the country. The award is sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors, Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors and Bader land Surveying. State winners also have the opportunity to participate in the National TRIG-STAR competition for awards. Visit the Trig-Star website at www.trig-star.info